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"Painting the Town Red, White & Blue"
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(This MIDI sequence is made available as a courtesy to the composer and arrangers. It is truly a masterpiece! Don't miss it!)
Performer:George Bogatko
Composer:Stephen Kent Goodman
Arranged by:Robbie Rhodes and George Bogatko

Here is Stephen Kent Goodman's 1992 composition originally written for a small theater orchestra and soprano vocalist. It is an old-style flag-waver from the WW1 era. This midi was transcribed and arranged by Robbie Rhodes for a Wurlitzer Band Organ. George Bogatko contributed to the sequence and instrumentation. The result is a midi sequence which sounds very much as it would if it were arranged by the Wurlitzer Roll Department arrangers around 1916-1918 and played on a Wurlitzer 165 Band Organ.

Military Band Organs such as the Wurlitzer 165 were used in the days before loudspeakers to provide music for outdoor recreational institutions, such as merry-go-rounds and skating rinks. The name derived from the fact they strove to imitate the sound of a military-style or concert band.

NOTE: THIS MIDI SEQUENCE IS INTENDED TO BE PLAYED ON A WAVETABLE SYNTHESIZER OR SOUND CARD WITH 20-VOICE OR GREATER POLYPHONY. IT WILL NOT PLAY PROPERLY ON SOUND CARD WHICH USES FM SYNTHTHESIS.

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